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Use COUNTIF on a non-contiguous range in Excel

This step-by-step guide demonstrates how to use the countif function on a non-contiguous range in Excel. Supposing there are three non-contiguous ranges B5:B12, D5:D13 and F7:F11 in your worksheet, to count number of cells that are greater than 80 in these specified ranges, you can use the COUNTIF function together with the INDIRECT and SUM functions to get it done.

How to use COUNTIF on a non-contiguous range in Excel?

Before using the COUNTIF function for non-contiguous range, let’s know what a non-contiguous range is. A non-contiguous range consists of many separate ranges in a worksheet, such as the ranges B5:B12, D5:D13 and F7:F11 as the below screenshot shown.

To count number of cells that are greater than 80 in this non-contiguous range, please apply the below formula.

Generic Formulas



Rng1: The first range of the non-contiguous range.
Rng2: The second range of the non-contiguous range.
Rng3: The third range of the non-contiguous range.
Criteria: The criteria you want to count cells based on.

How to use these formulas?

1. Select a blank cell.

2. Enter the below formula into it and press the Enter key to get the result.


Notes:: In the formula, you can change the ranges and criteria based on your needs.

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